Hope in Old Age
At some point in our lives, chances are you and I will feel lonely. That is a much-talked-about issue at the moment. Even the UK even has a new Lonely Minister who works among departments in government to deal with the problem.
This is an important topic and one that raises many mysteries, but many myths surround it. Here are the five greatest.
- Loneliness is about isolation
Feel lonely not greeting by feeling alone. Loneliness is an unconnected feeling. It's a sense that nobody around you understands you and that you have no meaningful connection what you want. Isolation can be a factor, but it is not the only one. You can feel lonely when you are in the crowd, just as you feel very happy, even relieved, to spend time alone. the most popular activities are actions that tend to be done alone. Sometimes we want to be alone. But we have no choice to spend time with people who understand us, that's when loneliness strikes.
- There is a lonely epidemic at the moment
Loneliness is undoubtedly increasing, but that does not mean the percentage of lonely people is higher than it was a few years ago. Referring to a study conducted in 1948, Christina Victor of Brunel University showed the proportion of older people experiencing chronic loneliness is still stable at age 70, with 6-13% saying they feel lonely at all times. But it is true that the number of lonely people actually increases only because there are more people in the world. So there is no doubt that loneliness causes a lot of sadness.
- Loneliness is always bad
Loneliness is painful. But the good news is that it is often temporary-and should not be considered negative. Instead it can be a sign for us to find new friends or find ways to improve existing relationships.
- Health causes worsening health
This one is a bit more complicated. You often see statistics that cite the effects of loneliness on our health. Research reviews have found that it can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to one-third and lonely people have high blood pressure and lower life expectancy.
There are some serious effects, but in many studies across the barrier, taking portraits in a time, so we can not ascertain the causal relationship. There is the possibility that an isolated person can easily fall ill. But it can also terjaid otherwise. People can become isolated and lonely because they have experienced poor health conditions, which stop them to socialize.
- Most parents feel lonely
Loneliness is more common in older people than in other adults, but in a lonely review of Pamela Qualter at Manchester University, there is also a peak in adolescence. Meanwhile, research shows that 50-60% of elderly people are not often lonely.